7th International Acute Care Conference is this Week

Mano a Mano’s 7th International Acute Care Conference is taking place this week on April 2-4! International Acute Care Conferences These conferences are a collaboration between Medical Educators For Latin America – MELA and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia; last year’s conference in March 2013 had 355 attendees. Conferences are for staff from Mano a Mano’s […]

El Palmar Road Project Photos

Here are a few photos from our road project in El Palmar, which is due to be completed this year! We currently have 8 staff working and living onsite, along with 9 pieces of heavy equipment. One of Our Most Challenging Projects Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo has been working on this […]

Mano a Mano Featured as ‘Company Spotlight’ by Corporate Volunteerism Council – Twin Cities

Mano a Mano is currently being featured as the ‘Company Spotlight’ on the Corporate Volunteerism Council – Twin Cities website! Excerpt from Company Spotlight Article Below is a brief excerpt from the article; read more at their website: Mano a Mano International recently created new working partnerships with local companies including Medtronic, Cargill, and Target. Through these […]

Shop Amazon Smile Through March 31st and $5 Will Be Donated to Mano a Mano

Amazon Smile Promotion From now through 3/31/2014, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com in support of Mano A Mano International Partners. This is in addition to the regular donation of 0.5% of the purchase price. Click the Link Below to Shop Amazon Smile and Support Mano […]

Mano a Mano’s Development Model and Amartya Sen

The following is a guest post by Mano a Mano intern Jesse Flanagan. If this post is of interest, be sure to check back over the next few weeks, as our book Gaining Ground: A Blueprint for Community-Based International Development, will be available soon! Gaining Ground details Mano a Mano’s grassroots, community-based approach to development and […]

Our Current Activities

Mano a Mano is a small organization, both in terms of staff and funding, but we always have a lot going on, and sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of everything that we’re doing (even for staff!). Below is brief overview of a few of Mano a Mano’s current and recent projects this […]

Family Asks For Food Donations for Flood Relief Instead of Flowers

Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez just arrived in Bolivia this week and sent the following photo this morning. A family in Bolivia who had gathered to remember a family member who had died 10 years earlier asked friends & family to bring food items for flood relief instead of flowers. Segundo helped pick up these supplies […]

Thanks Macalester International Development Group Volunteers!

Thanks to volunteers from Macalester International Development Group that helped out at Mano a Mano on Saturday! They helped with preparations for our upcoming 20th Year Anniversary Celebration on April 12 (tickets are on sale now). Post by Macalester International Development Group.

From a Peace Corps Volunteer to a Mano a Mano Volunteer

The following is a guest post by Mano a Mano intern Jesse Flanagan: When I finished high school, my graduating class voted me “most likely to join the Peace Corps”. I didn’t know what the Peace Corps was or what it did, but five years later I was living on a mountain top in El Salvador teaching teenagers […]

Flood Relief Update – 25,000 Pounds of Food & Supplies Distributed

Air-Dropping Food & Supplies into Beni, Bolivia Below is a short video of the food drops Mano a Mano is doing in the Trinidad, Beni area: The devastation is very bad. Even though the flood waters are receding, vast areas are still underwater; airstrips are flooded and canoes are the only way to get around […]